Images from the Conference

Planning the New North
One of many breakout sessions
at the "Artist Studio"
A Full House in the Longhouse
a keynote address draws a full house with about 200 attendees
Council Chair Patrick Rouble
giving the opening message
Planning the New North
Michael Barrett
on the Nunavik experience with regional planning and protected areas
Council Director Ron Cruikshank
presenting his experience developing the Gwich'in Regional Land Use Plan
An engaging poster area
posters were also presented at lighting talks
Iain Davidson-Hunt
makes a point
The Next Generation of Planners
posing by a dugout canoe
Wilbur Smarch
talking about the legacy of Indian Residential Schools
Cooking Up Ideas
an ice-breaking activity
Planning the New North
singing at the Gala
Chief Joachim Bonnetrouge
on the lessons learned drafting the Decho Land Use Plan
Sarah Reid
on indigenous climate change adaptation planning
Ed Peekakoot
fiddling at the Gala
Dr. Laurence C. Smith
gives a keynote address on "the New North: the World in 2050"
Planning the New North
Planning the New North
Dakhká Khwáan Dancers
at the Gala
Dr. Laurence C. Smith
gives a keynote address on "the New North: the World in 2050"
Dan Paleczny
giving his perspectives on transboundary land use planning
Planning the New North
Jeff Cook
speaks to a packed house on the second keynote address

Jeff Cook is the Principal of Beringia Community Planning Inc. Working in the community since 1991, Jeff is a planning facilitator, community engagement specialist, educator and trainer with community planning and development experience (comprehensive, sector and project planning), working with over 40 First Nations and community groups across Canada.

His practice is founded on principles of community development, social inclusion, participatory action, transformative learning and cultural respect.

Jeff's experience includes comprehensive, sector and project-based planning in areas of community socio-economic development, land use, housing & infrastructure, governance and community health with both self-governing and non-self-governing Nations.  He is especially well known for participatory approach to community planning, with expertise in comprehensive community planning. He has published articles in Plan Canada, including a report called "Gaining Momentum: Sharing 96 Best Practices of First Nations Comprehensive Community Planning".


Keynote Address

Wednesday, February 17, 2016. 9:30 - 10:30

Jeff Cook--Principal, Beringia Community Planning Inc., MCIP, RPP